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DIY Background Searches - Finding Information Yourself Without Hiring a Professional.

DIY Background Searches - Finding Information Yourself Without Hiring a Professional.

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 ==== ====From finances to automobiles. Get The Information You Need Here.http://infohdq.com/  ==== ====If you are a parent, or dating, or simply moving into a new neighborhood, there are a great deal ofquestions that you may want the answers to. This article will attempt to teach you to find theanswers to those questions on your own, without the cost of a professional service or investigator.Using the marvel that is today's Internet, you can find almost all the information that a professionalcan, if you are willing to devote a little time and energy, AND you know where and how to look! This article will provide a much more in depth look at how to find information about persons ofinterest than simply typing their name into Google. You will be shown how to find information oncriminal records, financial records and civil records, as well as a brief introduction as to thedifferences of that information and how it can be interpreted. While more of this information isbecoming available via the Internet than ever before, some of the records that you are interestedin will still require a trip to your local courthouse or police station. All you need to be successful in your search is a basic understanding of the Internet and how touse a web browser. You will also need a bit of organizational skill, and if you have any experiencewith researching, all the better! I would highly recommend a good old fashioned pad of paper andpen as well. Before we go any further, let me be perfectly clear on one item. This article does NOT intend toreplace a professional investigation. While it will show the reader how to facilitate a reasonably in-depth investigation on their own, should you find issues that might place yourself, or loved ones, atrisk, it is highly recommended that you consult a trained investigator to look into any questionablefindings. Let's get started, shall we? Why? Your first step is to establish exactly why you are seeking information about a particular person.This will help to narrow the scope of your investigation. Some examples of people that an averageperson would want to investigate are: oPotential relationship oAlmost anyone in today's dating scene can attest to the need for wanting more information.Especially with the popularity of online dating. Inviting someone to share in your life is about trust,and there is no better building block to trust than knowing the truth. oPeople who interact with your children
 
 oTeachers - While most teachers chose their professional to make a genuine effort to improve thefuture of our greatest asset, we have all read the papers and heard the news stories of those thathave taken advantage of the innocent. oFriends - While juvenile records are often not a matter of public record, there are still plenty ofopportunities to learn more about the boy your daughter is dating, no matter how old they are!Include in this topic, the parents of those that interact with your children oPotential employees oNanny / Babysitter - Inviting someone into your home to help raise your children requires all thedue diligence you can possibly put forth. oHousekeeper - Know more about the people that have access to your belongings and property oHealth Care Provider - Often overlooked, there is no reason that those that provide health carefor you or your loved ones should be exempt from a background investigation. oNeighbors oThis should be a part of any move to a new neighborhood. Ironically, many new home buyers willlook feverishly at comparable home prices, but never run a simple sex offender check. oYourself! oOne of the quickest ways to discover identity theft is to monitor your own information. This is by no means a comprehensive list of potential investigation candidates. You probablyalready had a pretty good idea of who would be the target of your new found investigatory skills,but perhaps this list opened your eyes to some new possibilities, or gave you an idea on who topass this article along to. Let's move on to the next step. Who? The key to any successful investigation is having as much information as possible about thesubject before you even start the investigating! While this seems a no brainer, anyone who hastyped their own name into Google, or similar search engines, will quickly realize that narrowingdown the massive amounts of information contained on an Internet search is crucial to yoursuccess. Obviously, you will need a full name to even begin your search. It is helpful to have the correctspelling of the name, and to make sure that it is the subject's legal name, rather than a nicknameor alias. Do not overlook the value of a middle name or initial! This can be obtained as easily asasking the subject for the information, or to view their state issued identification or the like. This isa great opportunity to get mailing address and phone number too. If possible, a current phonenumber is helpful as well. 
 
Of course, if you are in a situation where a social security number, driver's license number, or anyother identifying information is available you should take every opportunity to record it for yourresearch. This is easy when interviewing a potential employee, but would be awkward at best for apotential boyfriend. Short of legal name and social security number, a birth date is often one of the most valuablepieces of information to have when investigating someone. It will help to narrow search results,and more quickly identify your subject in your findings. Here's a helpful tip: Many states requirelicense plates be renewed annually according to birth date of the vehicle owner. If you arereasonably sure of the subject's vehicle, a quick look at their registration tag often gives you thisinformation! Having an abundance of information before you start your investigation helps to cross check theinformation that you discover, saving you time and effort. You will find, however, that you cantypically discover much of this information, or missing parts of it, during the course of this processusing simple deduction. Now that we have collected all the information that we can, make sure you have it written down inan organized fashion and available to you as you sit down at the computer to start your search.This is where having a pad and pen comes in handy. You will want to write down notes and tidbitsthroughout your search, and while many websites offer the ability to print the information youdiscover, it does not necessarily allow you to organize it efficiently. Let's move on to some of the good stuff! What? Once again, by clarifying exactly what information you are looking for about your subject, you canreduce the amount of time and frustration getting caught up in the extraneous data you are soon tobe bombarded in. The Internet is a BIG place, and searching for specific people or more to thepoint, specific information about a specific person brings to mind an image of a haystack and apicture of a needle! There are three basic categories of information regarding background searches: oCriminal Records - defined as instances of record where the subject has been adjudicated forbreaking the law. "Adjudicated" does not mean guilty!! Charges may have been dropped, foundnot guilty, or any number of other items than a guilty charge. oCivil Records - these are records of instances where the subject has been involved in litigation(see adjudicated above) for reasons pertaining to matters NOT criminal in nature. This includessuch things as divorce or lawsuits, but also marriage certificates and bankruptcy. oFinancial - many transactions are matters of public record. Those that have purchased a housemay not know that their deed, and often times their mortgage itself, are available for public view.These records can also refer to items such as foreclosure and collections litigation when combinedin the civil category. 

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